From pop up clothing shops to the First Friday Art March, let District Detours guide your weekend of fun around Savannah.
Thursday, Feb. 6
Graduate Student Presentations
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Poetter Hall, Room 204
Graduate students showcase current works-in-progress and seek feedback from other students. Thesis research and final project presentations will start at 6 p.m.
Screening of “Wise Blood”
The Georgia Historical Society presents “Wise Blood,” a film based on Flannery O’Connor’s award-winning novel. After the movie there will be a short panel discussion with producer and actor Stratton Leopold and Dr. Bruce Gentry, a Flannery O’Connor scholar. Tickets cost $8.50 or $5 with a student I.D. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to their website.
Friday, Feb. 7
12th Annual Springtime made in the South
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
This festival features all sorts of homemade goods — from pottery and basket weaving, to jewelry, purses, furniture and stained glass. There will be foods to snack on and plenty of artists to talk to and for $7 guests can enjoy all three days of the festival. For more information, go to their website.
First Friday Art March
6 – 9 p.m.
Join in and experience the community’s love for art. Free trolley rides will take people around the city to different galleries, coffee shops and stores participating to showcase locally produced goods. Stops at in march include the Grand Bohemian Gallery, Graveface Records & Curiosities, the Sentient Bean and one on DeSoto Avenue, where there is the Indie Arts Market, a kids’ activity area and bike scavenger hunt check-in. For more information about this art march, check out their map.
Real (small) Art Show
6 – 9 p.m.
The School Studio
This gallery show features the work 13 local artists. Proceeds will help provide scholarships at The Studio School. For more information, go to their event page.
Screening of “Amelie”
This five time Oscar-winning movie, shows the life of shy waitress in a café. Watch as Amelie goes on her comedy-ridden mission to make others happy and find the man that collects photo booth pictures. General admission is $8 and $5 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to their website.
Museum in the Moonlight
7 – 9 p.m.
Ships of The Sea Museum
This evening event is in recognition of the 150th anniversary of Sherman’s historic march. Harpist Kristen King will play music, while Civil War activities go on in the gardens. Guests can purchase shrimp and grits. For more information, go to their website.
Urban Gypsy Pop-Up Shop
6:30 – 10 p.m.
The Sicky Nar Nar
They advertise themselves as part circus, part clothing boutique. This resale pop-up shop has a variety of vintage and recycled boho-chic clothes for great prices. Local jewelry from Mommasnake will also be available for purchase. This shop will only be here three days. On Saturday, Feb. 8 it will be open from 12 – 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 1 – 7 p.m. For more information, go to their event page.
Saturday, Feb. 8
Alice in Wonderland Ballet
Johnny Mercer Theatre
The Columbia City Ballet presents Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice in Wonderland” in a dancing performance. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to their website.
Fashion Hair Sketch Exhibit
6 – 8 p.m.
The Color Geek Salon
The Color Geek Salon will showcase kids’ sketches of their favorite hairstyles. Kids from the age of 5 to 17 were asked to submit sketches of their favorite haircuts and SCAD professor and fashion illustrator Lara Wolf judged the submissions. All works will be on display at the salon.
Gazing in the Gardens
6:30 – 10 p.m.
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
The Oglethorpe Astronomical Association presents a night of stargazing. The night begins with the screening of a classic 1950’s sci-fi movie and continues after the sun sets, with stargazing. This event is free and telescopes are provided. For more information, go to their website.
The Savannah Student Activities Council is putting on a night of dancing and games. Play your best hand at Texas Hold’ em, Black Jack, Craps and Roulette and win some prizes. Snacks and refreshments will be available. For more information, go to their event page.
24-Hour Play Festival
Muse Arts Warehouse
This show will go on after 24 hours of production. Writers, directors and actors have just one day to build an entire performance. Tickets cost $10. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Sunday, Feb. 9
Super Museum Sunday
12 – 4 p.m.
Museums all over coastal Georgia, throughout Savannah and even extending to one museum out to Statesboro will open to the public so Georgians can explore the history all around. For more information about the museums participating and their hours, go to their website.
Slavery and Freedom in Savannah Exhibition
In order to gain a deeper understanding of slavery in Savannah, this exhibition will feature images, documentary accounts and even objects pertaining to the slavery experienced in Savannah. This exhibition coincides with the release of the book, “Slavery and Freedom in Savannah,” which is on Feb. 12. For more information, go to the event page.